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'Mary Poppins Returns' Synopsis & Release Date Revealed!

The official synopsis for the upcoming movie Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the beloved Julie Andrews film, has been revealed!

Emily Blunt will star as the title character while Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack.

The story will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

“I am truly humbled and honored to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen. The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation,” director Rob Marshall said in a statement.

The screenplay will be written by David Magee (Finding Neverland, Life of Pi) and new original songs will be written by Hairspray composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Mary Poppins Returns is set to be released on December 25, 2018!

Disneyland's 'Frozen' Musical is Open - See Video & Photos!

A new live theatrical interpretation of the musical Frozen has opened at Disneyland’s California Adventure and you can watch the video highlights right here!

The show featured a cast and crew of over 200 and was directed by Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy.

Frozen – Live at the Hyperion will be different than the version set to hit Broadway in spring 2018, but it will hopefully hold over fans until then!

The stage show features six full musical numbers and a 2,200 square foot video wall. It is performed three times a day, so make sure to check the schedule before your visit to the theme park.


“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” Video Highlights
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'The Little Mermaid' Live-Action Film In Consideration By Disney

Disney executives are reportedly mulling the idea of bringing The Little Mermaid to the big screen once again in a live action remake!

Disney saw lots of success with the 1989 cartoon version, and execs are deciding whether or not to proceed with the idea, Deadline reports.

Emma Watson‘s live-action Beauty and the Beast teaser was viewed 92 million times in the first 24 hours, which equates to more 1 day views that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and the Captain America: Civil War teaser.

This live action The Little Mermaid would be different from the current Chloe Moretz production, which is in the works with another studio.

Reese Witherspoon's 'Tinker Bell' Movie Confirmed By Disney!

Reese Witherspoon‘s long-rumored Tinker Bell movie has officially been confirmed by Disney!

Along with eight other movies, the studio announced that it is in development on the upcoming live action fairy tale flick, though it’s not clear if Reese will be playing Tinker Bell.

While the announcement mentioned that Emma Stone would play the “title role” in the Cruella movie, it only said that Reese would star in her movie.

Pictured inside: Reese stepping out in two separate outings on Monday (April 25) in Brentwood, Calif.

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Disney Announces 9 New Live Action Fairy Tale Movies!

Disney has made an exciting announcement that they are in development on nine upcoming live action fairy tale movies!

Among the highlights are Angelina Jolie returning to play the title role in Maleficent 2, Emma Stone taking on the 101 Dalmatians villain in the movie Cruella, and Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda starring in a sequel of Mary Poppins.

While we don’t know when each one will be released, untitled live-action Disney fairy tale films have been slated to hit theaters on 7/28/2017, 4/6/2018, 8/3/2018, 12/25/2018, and 12/20/2019.

Click through the slideshow for details on all nine upcoming movies…

Amy Adams Hangs Out With Belle at Disney World

Amy Adams rocks some cute ears while posing with Belle from Beauty & the Beast on Wednesday (April 6) at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The 41-year-old actress checked out the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival that day.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Amy Adams

Meanwhile, according to THR, Amy‘s new series Sharp Objects – based on the book by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn – was just picked up by HBO!

The show “centers on reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) — fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital — who faces a troubling assignment: She must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.”

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Disney & Marvel Plan to Boycott Georgia If Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill Is Passed

Disney and Marvel will no longer film in Georgia “should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.”

Gov. Nathan Deal has the option to sign a bill right now that would allow religious leaders to deny performing same-sex marriages. If the bill passed, faith-based organizations would also be able to deny services and employment opportunities to those who “violate” any religious views.

“Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” a statement from the companies read (via Variety).

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is currently filming outside of Atlanta, and Captain America: Civil War filmed in Georgia last year as well.

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